Jul 31, 2011 9:00am EDT
that. one big barometer for me was -- i just went back to my college for my 50th reunion. the college is now $55,000 a year. i went to a private school in new york because we were having some troubles to the -- troubles with the public school. the private school is now $40,000 a year. i look at this. i go back to a college and see students in their suvs and realize we may be creating a plutocracy. you're really good colleges are mostly for the people with a lot of money or the very talented people without money. the football players, the violinist, etc.. i worry that we may be losing that pole vault the people got out of the working class into the working -- into the middle class. >> i agree with you. journalism -- which we were talking about before we went on the air that right after world war ii a lot of people to started in journalism without going to college. now you can i get into a newsroom unless you have a degree, ideally -- you cannot get into a newsroom unless you have a degree, ideally a good degree. people like me could not get in here anymore. i did work for "the washingt
Jul 3, 2011 9:00am EDT
that story should be told. >> what about johnson? a very big figure. a man prepared to take on the south, and lost the south for the democratic party. what about johnson? >> he was from texas. he came from a segregated experience early in his life. he was actually moved by people around him. there was a case where marcus, from texas, came up from washington, and could not stop at hotels, restaurants, and so on. when he got to the white house, as you said, when he signed the civil rights act, he said i just cost the democratic party the south. that is really what happened. there are really two landmark figures in the book as far as president's goal who have made breakthroughs -- abraham lincoln, and lyndon johnson. it is interesting. he was not known as a pioneer in civil rights throughout his career, but after president kennedy died, in an effort to continue that legacy, he pushed far beyond what kennedy did on civil rights. even at the expense of the democratic party in the south, he did think it was the right thing to do, and he had a lot of criticism over vietnam and other things, but
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
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Jul 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
in the big, formal set up? tim farley, the director of programming at sirius xm radio. >> high notes of recent history, the space shuttle atlantis. the completion of yet another mission, sts 135. that is also my low note of the week because it marks the conclusion of a successful mission. now we are left in limbo, wondering what commonality, great mission we can be on where democrats and republicans can be united. >> low note. the news reports from somalia are so sad. i hope that we can provide some relief. >> i have won a low note. the producer of our lovely program for the last six years is leaving to return to her native sweden. we will miss her enormously. she also works at the white house, working for a radio outfit. i am sure all of us will miss her tremendously. >> skol! >> that is our show. we will get it done the best weekend. cheers. >> "white house chronicle"is produced in collaboration with --